At the heart of Pact is the promise of a better tomorrow. The promise of a healthy life. Of a decent livelihood. Of sustainable natural resources that benefit communities. Now more than ever in its 42 -year history, Pact is helping millions of people who are poor and marginalized discover and build their own solutions and take ownership over their future.
Pact enables systemic solutions that allow those who are poor and marginalized to earn a dignified living, be healthy, and take part in the benefits that nature provides. Pact accomplishes this by strengthening local capacity, forging effective governance systems, and transforming markets into a force for development.
Pact, a non-profit organization based in Washington, DC, is implementing a USAID-funded project, USAID/Z-CHPP, aimed at reducing new HIV infections by increasing adoption of high impact HIV services and protective behaviors among at-risk populations, using evidence-based and locally owned solutions.
Pact exists to help create a world where those who are poor and marginalized exercise their voice, build their own solutions, and take ownership of their future. The technical unit, which provides overall technical guidance and oversight to ensure project goal and objectives are met. The unit is looking for people to fill in the position of HIV Prevention Technical Officers in 4 districts.
The HIV Prevention Technical Officer will support the Senior HIV Prevention Advisor in the design and implementation of evidence-based combination HIV prevention interventions. The HPTO will also be responsible for providing technical support to Z-CHPP (including DREAMS) implementing sub-partners and stakeholders in assigned district(s). In addition, he/she will contribute towards strengthening of existing biomedical, behavioral and structural HIV prevention interventions for the Z-CHPP
Core Values: Pact employees embrace the following core values as representatives of the institution:
- All people have a right to participate in decisions affecting their lives
- Gender equity is mandatory for social transformation
- Resources are allocated in a transparent manner, guided by accountability to our clients and Pact’s role as steward of resources intended for the poor
- Diversity in background, gender and age strengthen our capacity to be wise managers of public and private funds
- Teamwork and collaboration shape our day-to-day working relationships
- Innovation and risk taking to achieve impact and broad scaleable results drive strategic priorities
- Gathering and sharing information are primary roles for all employees
- Staff growth and advancement are a priority, including training and professional skills building to increase knowledge and competence and to stay abreast of new developments, especially in technology
- A healthy balance between work and life outside of work must be maintained for work satisfaction and fulfilment.
Specific Duties and Responsibilities:
- Support sub-partners in designing and implementation of targeted and evidence-based HIV prevention strategies and interventions.
- Assist sub-partners to build technical skills in HIV prevention, as well as strengthening organizational capacity to improve the quality, effectiveness and efficiency of HIV prevention services.
- Assist the sub-partners in planning the implementation of HIV prevention services as per the approved work plans and budgets.
- Provide ongoing support to sub-partners in monitoring and reporting of HIV prevention activities to USAID and other relevant stakeholders.
- Support implementing partners identify and disseminate lessons learned from the project activities.
- Provide HIV prevention technical assistance for the DREAMS biomedical activities and the technical team on the ground.
- Help sub partners plan and ensure availability of biomedical commodities such as condoms, HIV test kits and HIVST kits all the time.
- Produce quality quarterly reports on the province’s HIV prevention activities performance.
- Conduct capacity building trainings on HIV prevention approaches and up to date prevention packages.
- Remain informed on current programs and emerging issues in the field of HIV prevention and development related issues.
- Perform any other HIV prevention duties as assigned by the supervisor.
Educational and Experience required
- Dynamic and motivated individual with significant understanding of HIV and AIDS in Zambia.
- Familiarity with Zambian public health sector system, NGOs and CBOs is highly desirable.
- Experience in implementation of HIV prevention interventions as well as sexual and reproductive health services in Zambia.
- Experience in project development, proven experience in the planning and facilitation of training.
- Experience developing collaborative relationships and liaising with government officials and community leaders.
- Bachelor or Post graduate qualification in health-related field with at least 3-5 years.
- Ability to use standard computer and software applications.
- Good interpersonal and relationship-building competencies coupled with strong written and verbal communication skills and computer skills required (Microsoft office, excel, power point, and internet).
- Fluency in written/spoken English required. Knowledge of Zambian languages is a plus
Interested and qualified candidates should send their Application Letter & CV to [email protected] indicating the job title and the region in the subject line on or before 19 September 2020.
Pact is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factors
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